Local Attractions

Let the magic of Matakana coast captivate you with its glorious beaches, fabulous park, coast & bush walks, the best of fresh food and wine, golf courses, vineyards, islands, horse riding, fishing, cinemas etc. – all this is just 45 minutes north of Auckland and 10-15 minutes from us.You will find that you can walk to shops, cafés and the beaches of the Mahurangi peninsula.

It is not surprising that we are the most popular destination for holiday goers, particularly during summers.

Please see below the brief list of local attractions:

  • Brick Bay Winery & Sculpture trail, located on Arabella Lane, only 2 minutes’ drive from Salty Dog Inn.
  • Travel 10 minutes to Matakana and visit markets, golf courses, boutiques, cinemas, vineyards, cafés and restaurants. Follow the coast north to Omaha beach, on to Leigh and Goat Island for a ‘swim with the fish’.
  • Matakana Village Farmers’ market – every Saturday, 8.00 am – 1.00 pm.
  • Martins Bay, Algies Bay, Snells Beach, Scott’s Landing – All beaches located within 2 to 10 minutes’ drive from our premises.
  • New Zealand’s only Reptile Park in Point.
  • Take ferry from Sandspit Wharf to Kawau island. Spend a day there and see what this beautiful island has to offer including the fascinating Mansion house and Wildlife.